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Poster - Health, Education vs. Arms

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The art of development

A New Internationalist round-up of development issues in the 1970s.

Where the third World is First

Anuradha Vittachi on what the developing world has to teach.

The Hundred Hour Week

A report on women and world development in the 1980s

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Diary of a Decade

by Dexter Tiranti

Billion dollar Drain

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A Spoonful of Sugar

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The Unwashed

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1970s: the decade that limped

Peter Adamson on why we’ve been trying the wrong key in the development lock.

India in Africa

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Keep this page for ten years

Ten predictions for the 1980s.

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Changing the structure

Interviews with Gamani Corea and Mahbub ul Haq

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The Marcos Syndrome

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It's been half bricks, half rocks

Talking to the poor in three continents.

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For Facebook, Amazon and Google, we have traded our privacy for something we find useful and put on hold our support for ethical shopping in exchange for the ease of low (or no) price and almost-instant gratification. This month's magazine looks at just how far down the line we are and asks how deeply exploitative and anti-democratic is this new ‘surveillance capitalism’ under which we now live. This month’s contributors include security expert Bruce Schneier, psychologist Robert Epstein and engineer and software activist Prabir Purkayastha.

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After Ebola

The world’s media extensively covered the Ebola crisis at its peak, but now the epidemic’s impact on communities in West Africa has fallen off the news agenda. And while millions of donor dollars eventually poured in to help contain and defeat the virus, its after effects – social, cultural and economic – will continue to be felt for years to come. We take a critical look at the humanitarian response and health systems deficit. Ebola is not a new disease – it’s been around since 1976 – so why did over 11,000 West Africans die 2014-16? Did we learn the right lessons from the outbreak, and, with Ebola considered endemic in the region, is Sierra Leone ready if the virus returns?

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